Blog: Other Regions

Busier than Summer

House of Esther, Armenia


Now in the autumn season at House of Esther (HoE), we are wrapping up so many summer activities.  Harvesting crops and preparing for winter’s harsh weather are some of the tasks at hand.  The green house is still not finished, though, framing is almost complete.  It still needs plastic over the top and ends framed in with plastic cover as well.  


Villagers Bringing Change

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia


Đorgovska mahala is continually transforming into a model village reflecting Transformational Community Development (TCD). We have two groups of women and one group of children who meet regularly.


Harvest & Winter Preparations

House of Esther, Armenia


House of Esther (HoE) has had a great summer and now heads into fall with much anticipation and expectation of progress in these last months before winter sets in.  Crops are being harvested and all the residents/refugees are pitching in to make this the largest harvest ever at House of Esther.  


Our focus is now on the following goals:

Teaching Preventative Health Habits

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia


The transformation of this village into a model village is occurring at Đorgovska mahala Village. We have two groups of women with over 20 members. One group is part of the local community and the other group meets regularly in the village. Also, we have one group of children who gather regularly. We would appreciate your support as we bring the message of hope.


Love & Hope in Bloom

House of Esther, Armenia


July was a joyous and productive month for the residents of the House of Esther (HoE). Vegetables and fruits were blossoming much more than previously in 2016. The refugees at HoE are getting settled and some are even getting married, preparing for the future.


Health and Nutrition Lessons

Đorgovska Mahala Village, Serbia


The transformation of a village into a model village is happening in Djorgovska Mahala. We have two groups of women with over 20 members; one group is part of the local community and the other meets regularly in Mahala.


Laying the Groundwork

House of Esther, Armenia


Springtime at the House of Esther (HoE) is when we begin all activities for the remainder of the year.


These include preparing the soil for planting vegetables, buying a few chickens and other animals, and making outside repairs and maintenance.  


Health Training Continues

Đorgovska Mahala Village, Serbia


People in Mahala are preparing for seasonal agricultural work. A number of people have already gone to work. This means the number of people in Mahala was significantly reduced in May.


Looking at the Heart

Dorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

Although the weather is cold, some people went to work in the frigid outdoors of Lebane, while others are planning to sell decorations and greeting cards on the street before the New Year's holidays. In conversation with people from Đorgovska mahala Village, I realized that they want their neighborhood to be different. They’re sorry that there is no love or unity between them, but they do not know how they can change that.

Winterizing the House of Esther

House of Esther, Armenia


Winter has come to stay at the House of Esther (HoE) in Armenia and will remain until late April. This means much of life centers around simply keeping warm and staying indoors, which entails providing things to do inside that are also productive and beneficial to the HoE.